Lifelover guitarist Jonas Bergqvist (aka ‘B’ and ‘Nattdal’) passed away on September 9th, 2011. Although Bergqvist’s death was unforeseen and unfortunate—rumors suggest he had a bad ticker—the members of Lifelover, who have now officially disbanded as a result and in honor of Bergqvist, vow to keep the band’s various Internet websites alive. Lifelover issued a statement on September 10th via their official Facebook page, stating: “We are very sad to report that yesterday our bandmate and brother B has passed away. The concerts today and tomorrow are still to be performed, but in a different form in his honor. This information is valid and in its extreme sadness true. A final statement with further details is to come.”
Decibel would like to express our condolences to Bergqvist’s family, bandmates and friends.
------------ Decibel interviewed vocalist Kim Carlsson in support of Lifelover's 2011 album, Sjukdom, for Decibel #79 (Pentagram cover) and for the blog (click HERE).